ERIC Number: ED156828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Major Learning Efforts: Recent Research and Future Directions.
In this paper, the author reviews the research done on the learning efforts of adults and presents some high-priority directions for the future. The paper first defines major learning efforts (learning projects) and describes some recent changes in the practice and focus of adult education. It then provides a general picture of the frequency of adult participation in learning projects as well as of the duration and planning of these projects. A review then follows of several surveys which provide data on the learning efforts of adults in varied populations. These surveys are grouped according to their focus under the following categories: geographical areas, older adults, occupational categories, educational level, and peer groups. The author also summarizes a few studies that focused on motivation, the learner's planning tasks, and persons who help with the planning. The concluding section suggests eight research and development projects for the future. (EM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation, Literature Reviews, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Program Development, Program Length, Research Needs, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys
Department of Adult Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada M5S 1V6
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: United States